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Police: Runaway van strikes cars; Driver injured

Driver said accelerator got stuck

MADISON, Wis. - The driver of a van was taken to a hospital after his vehicle struck two cars and a sign Friday morning, according to a release from Madison police.

The 56-year-old Madison police he was pulling out of his driveway on Meadowlark Drive near Dorfmeister Court when the accelerator got stuck.

Police said he drove over a neighbor's yard, hit a parked car and sideswiped another containing a husband and wife. The van then struck a sign for Heritage Heights Park.

The man stopped the van by throwing it into park.

The driver's injuries are not life-threatening. The couple was uninjured.


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